Faculty

Primary Faculty

George Rutherford, professor at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences
George Rutherford, III, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Epidemiology and prevention of infectious and tropical diseases, with a primary focus on HIV/AIDS; epidemiology of tuberculosis in California, the prevention of childhood injury, immunizations, Hepatitis C, evidence-based medicine and public policy, preterm birth, implementation science and bioterrorism

Jaime Sepulveda, Executive Director of the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences
Jaime Sepúlveda, MD, DrSc, MSc, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • AIDS, STIs, diarrhea, cholera, geographical information systems, epidemiologic surveillance systems, ethics and health, health system reform, national health surveys, nutrition and health, vaccines, immunizations, implementation sciences, neglected tropical diseases, tobacco control, maternal health, child health

Starley Shade, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:

Jennifer Smith, assistant professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Jennifer L. Smith, PhD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:

Hugh Sturrock, assistant professor at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences
Hugh Sturrock
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Spatial epidemiology, malaria

Jacqueline Torres, assistant professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Jacqueline Torres, MPH, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
    Global Health
    Lifecourse
Research Interests:
  • Social and migration-related determinants of health and aging in the US and Latin America; health effects of immigration policy across the life-course; health disparities; family dynamics and health

Justin White, assistant professor in UCSF Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Justin White, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Global Health
    Implementation Science
    Lifecourse
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Health economics, behavioral risk factors, tobacco use, global health policy, behavioral economics, applied econometrics, impact evaluation

Lydia Zablotska, associate professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Lydia Zablotska, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
    Global Health
Research Interests:

Secondary Faculty

Judy Hahn, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Judith Hahn, PhD, MA
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • The use of TB prophylaxis in HIV/TB co-infected alcohol users, as well as interventions to reduce drinking and increase antiretroviral therapy adherence

Hacsi Horvath, MA
Fellow
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Medical ethics, HIV/AIDS, emerging infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases, systematic reviews

Thomas Lietman, professor at UCSf
Thomas Lietman, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • trachoma

Saam Morshed, associate professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Saam Morshed, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Orthopaedics, trauma, post-traumatic arthritis

Edward Murphy, professor at UCSF
Edward Murphy, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • HIV-related transfusion medicine and hematology

Mark Seielstad, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Mark Seielstad, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Genetic Epidemiology
    Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • The interface of genetic epidemiology and population/anthropological genetics

Affiliate Faculty

Dhruv Kazi, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Global Health
Research Interests:
  • Health economics, cost-effectiveness, m-health, global health, anticoagulation

Emeritus Faculty

Sarah Macfarlane, professor emerita at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Sarah Macfarlane, PhD, MS
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Maternal and child health and nutrition, health workforce development, and strengthening information and surveillance systems

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